New Arrivals · Crafts

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Smart school house crafts for kids

April 24, 2015
Dixon, Kelly, 1983- author.
vii, 87 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational crafts that include step-by-step instructions for preschool and elementary-aged children.

The little free library book

April 24, 2015
Aldrich, Margret, 1975- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2015.
259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why little free libraries? -- Get started -- Build community -- Grow literacy -- Be creative -- Make it work -- Do good -- Oh, the places you'll go! -- Appendix. Connect with Little Free Library -- Construction plans -- Tips for builders -- Installation instructions -- Yarn bombing instructions -- Door counter installation instructions.
In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries-freestanding front-yard book exchanges-now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and features color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.

More boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children ages 7 years +

April 20, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline.
New York : Cico Kidz, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Be bored no more! You'll love all the fun things to do and make in 'More Boredom Busters'. There's a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you'll also find ideas for your favourite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Get set to enjoy awesome activities, from Permanent Marker Mugs - add your own designs to a mug for yourself or as a gift - to Woven Magazine Mats that use up old magazines, helping you to recycle at the same time as crafting. The summer Fruit Kebabs are delicious, while the Halloween Party Food, including banana ghosts and clementine 'pumpkins', not only looks great for parties, but tastes delicious, too. Getting messy with paint is always fun, so why not create some Snowman Handprint pictures? You can even tie-dye T-shirts using food colouring, to make yourself a brightly-patterned new outfit. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom, so you can get started straight away!

Shades of light : making tailored lampshades

April 3, 2015
De Fraga Gomes, Ruth, author.
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

The ultimate unofficial rainbow loom handbook : step-by-step instructions to stitching, weaving, and looping colorful bracelets, rings, charms, and more

April 3, 2015
vii, 184 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Provides step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs for 104 projects. Shows you how to make rainbow loom jewelry, charms, accessories, and more.

Oh joy! : 60 ways to create & give joy

April 3, 2015
Cho, Joy Deangdeelert, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
x, 246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index and templates.

Felt wee folk--new adventures : 120 enchanting dolls

March 31, 2015
Mavor, Salley.
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Chain mail + color : 20 jewelry projects using aluminum jump rings, scales, and disks

March 31, 2015
Walilko, Vanessa, author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Cut out + keep : around the USA in 50 craft projects

March 31, 2015
Morley, Cat, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

Toys & prices.

March 27, 2015
Iola, WI : Krause Publications.
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vol. for 2009 also includes 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).

Giftwrapped : practical and inventive ideas for all occasions and celebrations

March 25, 2015
Means, Jane, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
144 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
The material world -- The art of wrapping -- The art of tying -- Special occasions -- Tools and equipment -- Stockists.

Materially crafted : a DIY primer for the design-obsessed

March 4, 2015
Hudgins, Victoria, author.
New York : STC Craft, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Melanie Falick book."

Street craft : guerrilla gardening / yarnbombing / light graffiti / street sculpture / and more

February 26, 2015
Kuittinen, Riikka, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
One of the richest movements in street art has been the development of an alternative, crafts-based, three-dimensional movement, broadly identified as Street Craft. This new generation of artists is creating uncommissioned, site-specific works employing a range of art and craft techniques, including weaving, crocheting, sculpting, painting, gardening, light installation, and more.

How to make jewelry charms from polymer clay

February 26, 2015
Sharpe, Jessica.
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2014
144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"50 exquisite projects and full instructions for all skill levels"--Cover.
Projects. Food -- Nature and outdoors -- Animals -- Home and hobbies -- Beads and buttons -- Special occasions -- Materials, tools, and techniques.
Clay expert Jessica Sharpe offers the essentials for creating clay charms.

Pretty birds : 18 simple projects to sew and love

February 25, 2015
Lindsay, Virginia Keleher, 1975-, author.
Philadelphia : Running Press, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.

The artful year : celebrating the seasons and holidays with family arts and crafts

February 20, 2015
Van't Hul, Jean.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xv, 351 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Presents a year's worth of art projects, seasonal activities, and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays.

Handmade for baby : 25 keepsakes to create with love

February 16, 2015
Rivers, Charlotte, author.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
The arrival of a new baby is not only cause for celebration, but also the perfect opportunity to get creative. Handmade for Baby goes beyond the usual sewing-oriented titles, to include a wide range of crafts such as paper cutting, felting, and crochet, as well as featuring simple home decor ideas for the nursery and styling ideas for parties and photo sessions. All projects are kept easy and achievable - no specialist skills or equipment required - appealing to infrequent crafters and friends who may feel less confident about their craft skills, but still want to contribute something special and handmade to the baby shower. Stencils are provided throughout the book where applicable, and galleries at the end of each chapter showcase an inspirational selection of finished projects, highlighting the fantastic results that can be achieved with different craft techniques. Standing apart from the other baby craft project books, Handmade for Baby is unique in its handy organization of projects into the following chapters or stages: Pregnancy announcement; Preparation; Baby Shower; New Arrival; First Month, and First Birthday. Original and inventive ideas are suggested for each stage, from wall stencils and themed bunting for the nursery (preparation) to baby handprint party invites (first birthday). The book has a lovely light, fresh, contemporary feel, featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations that accompany each step-by-step project. Featuring a beautifully varied selection of adorable projects for babies and toddlers, Handmade for Baby offers a wealth of inspiration and practical advice for new parents, friends, family, and crafters of all kinds looking to make gorgeous handmade keepsakes that will be treasured for many years to come.

Crafting a colorful home : a room-by-room guide to personalizing your space with color

February 13, 2015
Nicholas, Kristin, author.
Boston : Roost Books, 2015.
xvii, 205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: A house of many colors -- 1. In the studio : getting started with color and materials -- Technique: How to select a color palette for your home -- 2. The garden and entryways -- Project: Colorful outdoor signs -- Project: Mosaic flower pots -- Project: Painted terra cotta pots -- Technique: How to paint an exterior door -- 3. The kitchen -- Project: Toran -- Project: Potato printed dishtowels -- Project: Felted wool striped potholder -- Technique: How to make a decorative archway -- 4. The porch -- Project: Hanging embroidery hoop "lanterns" -- Project: Painted coffee table -- Project: Paisley inspired tablecloth -- Project: Scott's hand-stamped rocking chair cushion -- Technique: How to make stamps for printing fabric and walls -- Technique: How to make your own motifs and patterns -- 5. The living room -- Project: Mod granny squares crochet afghan -- Project: Pom pom applique pillow -- Project: Painted lampshade -- Technique: How to paint dragged walls -- 6. The dining room -- Project: Picture frame serving tray -- Project: Polka dot glasses -- Technique: How to paint a mural -- Technique: How to recover a chair seat -- 7. The library -- Project: Squiggles embroidered and painted pillow -- Project: Wool felt embroidered trivet and coasters -- Project: Striped knit scrap afghan -- Technique: How to felt and dye wool -- 8. The upstairs bedrooms and stairways -- Project: Blocks and bricks duvet cover -- Project: Crazy quilt swatch blanket -- Project: Squares and circles curtain -- Technique: How to colorwash walls -- Technique: How to paint striped and floral "wallpaper" -- Templates -- Resources -- About the author.
Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique.

DIY statement necklaces : create your own customizable jewelry--for less!

February 6, 2015
Pruckno, Erin, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
205 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Creative soldered jewelry & accessories : 20+ earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more

January 28, 2015
Bluhm, Lisa, 1969-
Asheville : Lark Crafts, 2014.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Craft a creative business : [making & marketing a successful creative business]

January 21, 2015
Pullen, Fiona, author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.

Washi style! : over 101 great projects using Japanese-style decorative tape

January 15, 2015
Edghill, Marisa.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
"Colorful and cute washi tape is every crafter's new best friend. Easy to use and gorgeous to look at, these decorative paper tapes from Japan have taken the design world by storm. A much prettier version of masking tape, washi tape is not as delicate as you might think. Extremely versatile and available in myriad patterns and varying widths, there's no limit to what you can create. Whether you already love washi tape or are new to the world of decorative tapes, this project-packed book is sure to inspire. Beautifully styled and photographed step-by-step projects teach you new techniques for creating and decorating with these popular tapes, with no fewer than fifty creations for you to make. Discover how to take full advantage of the unique properties of this new crafting tape. Create beautiful, personalized greeting cards, unique gift toppers, stylish party accessories, photo frames, ornaments, toys, jewelry, and more!"-- Provided by publisher.

French General : a year of jewelry ; 36 projects with vintage beads

January 14, 2015
Meng, Kaari, author.
New York, NY : Lark Books, [2015]
132 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Fiber & cord jewelry : easy to make projects using paracord, hemp, leather, and more

January 6, 2015
Bunting, Ashley K., author.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books 2015.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Basics -- Paracord -- Hemp, cotton & naturals -- Leather -- Ribbon & lace.
Fiber & Cord Jewelry teaches new and original techniques for using easily accessible cords and fibers. The objective is to showcase cord as the focal element, and then add beads, chain, crystals, and more for customization. The 25 projects are divided into groups by material: paracord, hemp & cotton, leather, and ribbon & lace. This is the one jewelry making book for beginning bead stringers that features stringing materials as a primary design element in each jewelry project.

Beautiful designs with superduos and twin beads

December 22, 2014
Cave, Carolyn.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books , 2014.
111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"29 projects"--Cover.
Introduction -- About twin beads and superduos -- Tools and materials -- Techniques -- Bracelets -- Rings and Earrings -- Ropes -- Chains and pendants -- Specialty Jewelry -- Gallery.
Superduos and twin beads are available in a wide range of colors and finishes. Now you can use these two-hole treasures in stunning beadwork.

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